Dear Editor,

Tipp Monroe Community Services held its 32nd Annual Run for the Mums on Saturday, September 25, 2010. The beautiful weather brought out over 300 runners, with Andy Johnson (Riverside) placing 1st with a time of 16:17.5 and the first place female runner was Amanda Verhoff (Vandalia), with a time of 21:43.3.

The race is made possible by the many sponsors and volunteers. We want to take this opportunity to thank our 2010 Premium Sponsors: MEIJER, IMDS and A.O. Smith and our 2010 Sponsors:  Tipp City Mum Festival, Stewart & Stewart Lawyers LTD and Evans Title. TMCS also wishes to thank the area businesses that donated merchandise and/or door prizes to the runners: MEIJER, A.O. Smith, Andrea Nay, Cairns Toys, Classic Cleaners, DJ’s Pizza, Fox’s Pizza, Homestead Golf Course, Harmony Farms, Leis Drycleaners, McDonald’s of Tipp City, Sam & Ethel’s, Schroeder Tennis Center, SpringMeade, The Earth’s Center, Tipp City Chamber of Commerce, Tipp Fan Store, Tipp Florist, Total Image Salon & Day Spa, Trophy Nut, Body & Soul, and YMCA – Robinson Branch. Beside all of our sponsors, we must thank all of our volunteers that help to make the race a huge success: Tipp City Pee Wee Football Cheerleaders (Water Station), Tipp City Police Department (Course Safety), City of Tipp City, Katie Sonnanstine, Colleen Renner, Carol English, Tipp Monroe Community Services Board of Trustees (Pat Hodges, Carli Amlin Dean, Debra Jackson, David Mihalyo, Denise Gross, Sarah Muldowney, Steve Pierson), Tipp City Public Schools, Lois Cox, Phil Cox, Mike Sullivan, Bill Gillman, Glenna Lemonds, Amanda Fang, Mary Butts, Jeff Johnson, Samantha Enslen, Mike McDermott, Rick Mains, Jr., Mark Mabelitini, Jon Crusey, Reed Spencer, Vickie Blakey, Eric English, Matt Owen, Ron Re, Matt Black and the many other individuals that helped with this year’s race.

Again, we at Tipp Monroe Community Services, thank you for all of your time, help and support.

We can’t do it without you!!


Kathryn L. Taylor
Tipp Monroe Community Services
Executive Director